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of learned men in Germany. Alexander von Htinx-
Tboldt -was appointed an acting privy councillor with
the title " Excellency." It was the rank of a mmis-
ter and showed*that he was the most capable ot re-
presenting the mind in the kingdom of science, and
most proper for .governing the realm of knowledge.
On the 12th April, Humholdt left Berlin, after an
affectionate farewell from his brother,_ and we must
prepare to accompany him on his new journey.